As I mentioned in my last blog post I intend to publish a series of photographs I’ve taken in Venice, Italy during our stay there. The first in this series is about textured walls, Venice has plenty of them. Why textured walls? Because I enjoy looking at the roughness of the surfaces, the haphazardness of construction and renovation over the years, the evident impact of weather and water and the way Italians fix things.
A textured surface, or wall in this blog post, means that the surface has certain qualities: it’s smooth, rough, soft, peely, bumpy, ect. You can almost feel the surface with your eyes. A shiny metal surface ‘feels’ differently than a rugged, crumbled wall. In this post you’ll find lots of examples of exploring texture.
This is a great exercise or practice if you are traveling and you want to come home with different kind of images than the average holiday pictures. Some of these walls are works of art by themselves, a big print would look great in your home or office.
I’ve taken lots of photos with my full frame camera and I have a few ideas brewing what to do with them: it might be an art journal printable like this one or a collection of back-drops for (food) photographers. I’ll let you know.